National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges individuals who are making an exceptional impact on ocean science, conservation or policy. Dr. Nancy Knowlton will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to coral research, science communication, and marine science education. Dr. Nancy Knowlton is currently the Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and … Read More

CMBC Special Seminar – Wed. April 3

Responses of Coral Reefs to Global Warming Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes is the Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville. A recurrent theme in his studies is the application of new scientific knowledge towards improving management of marine environments, especially coral reefs. His publications focus on population dynamics, … Read More

New Species to be Named

Every year researchers are discovering new species of marine creatures. Traditionally, the person who first describes a newfound plant or animal is entitled to name it, but now, Scripps is inviting the public to share in the process by naming select newly discovered species acquired by the institution. The names can be selected by a donor and are then introduced … Read More

A Scientist’s Life: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza

Marine ecologist studies way to use technology to improve fisheries, considers economic value of flourishing ecosystems. From Scripps Explorations Now:  

8 new sea creatures discovered in Costa Rica

  Dr. Greg Rouse was among a group of scientists on a 3 week expedition to survey seamounts near Isla del Coco, Costa Rica.  On this mission they discovered four new species of deep-sea corals and eight other sea creatures.  Read the full story here:  

CMBC Researchers Share Ocean Protection Council Award

Ocean Protection Council Awards $1 Million to Scripps Oceanography Researchers Four researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were awarded a collective $1 million in funding to study topics ranging from saltwater bass populations to coastal cliff erosion. The awards from the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) are part of a larger grant to fund … Read More

Knowlton/Jackson Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Rashid Sumaila

January 11, 2019 Title:  Interdisciplinary collaborative ocean economics research with examples from the ‘ocean trenches’. Abstract Dr. Rashid Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries & School for Policy and Global Studies, University of British Columbia. He specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such … Read More

UC Takes Science to COP24

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher Yassir Eddebbar (center above) speaks at a Dec. 7 panel discussion at the international climate talks known this year as COP24. Eddebbar, a member of the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps, and other panelists spoke on how action on sustainability goals can be scaled to up … Read More

The problem of micro and macro plastic

Summer film by students Carly Shabo, Kate Meyer, Thompson Banez, Mark Danielson and Luke Stroth features Dr. Jenni Brandon and the problem of micro and macro plastics in the sea.